Kensal House, W10

Residential/commercial block in/near Kensal Town, existing between 1936 and now

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Residential/commercial block · Kensal Town · W10 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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Kensal House (1936), was designed to show off the power of gas and originally had no electricity at all.

Built next to Kensal Green Gas Works, it was designed by architect Maxwell Fry in collaboration with Elizabeth Denby to set new standards.

Originally, the building was intended for the housing of the employees of the Gas Light and Coke Company and was situated on the company site. Until the Second World War, blocks of flats were often designed to include communal amenities. For the wealthy, these were an added luxury or convenience paid for by a service charge, while for the less well-off in state housing they were a way of sharing basic facilities. In this progressive modernist housing scheme there were communal workshops and other shared facilities, including a community centre, crèche, communal laundry and canteen facilities.

The original design of the Kensal House flats was intended to act as a competitor to the advance of electricity as both as lighting and power source. As originally designed, in Kensal House, there was no electricity supply at all.

There was an electrical battery used to ignite the centre ceiling room lights. The wall switch, when pushed downwards activated a cable which opened thr gas flow to the centre room light. This also sent a supply from the battery to a heating element which ignited the gas to the gas mantle, which then lit the room.

Cooking was done on a gas oven, and gas hob, and the heating of the hot water was by way of a gas geyser. (A geyser by the way was a device which was fixed to the wall in the kitchen; it was about 24 inches high and about 6 inches diameter. It had a water supply connection, and a gas supply connection, and was designed to supply instant hot water whenever it was needed. It worked by way of a water valve, which operated as soon as water flowed through it, because the water also open the gas valve which was then ignited by a small pilot light, which then heated the water to the water tap in both the kitchen and bathroom. Therefore only the required amount of hot water was used, as the water heating only worked when the water flowed through it.)

Room heating was by way of a open coke fire in the sitting room and a gas fire in the main bedroom.

The amenities were: a bathroom and toilet, a fitted kitchen, a gas-heated boiler for clothes washing, a larder cupboard, clothes drying balcony, a further balcony adjoining the living room and bedrooms (two or three in number).

Each flat had a loudspeaker fixed to the wall. There was also a switch which gave a limited choice of programmes. This was all controlled from a radio room on the roof of Kensal House, and the caretaker was the only person with control over what was listened to. While obviously there was an electrical supply to the radio room, there was no control, other than the loudspeaker in the flat.

Communal living facilities weres a great step forward from the norm, with two large green lawn areas, a workshop for the men tenants, and classes for dressmaking and similar activities for the women tenants. The club activities encompassed acting, cooking, and various instructional classes for both sexes. There was a full time caretaker who kept the estate clean and tidy, and who had the additional responsibility of ensuring all children were sent home to their parents at 9 o'clock every evening.

There were two club areas on the ground floor, one for adults and one for young children, in addition there was as purpose-built nursery at the rear of the flats, which also housed a childrens' playground.

For some unknown reason, the Gas Light and Coke Company workers were never actually housed in the flats once built - the property was acquired by a housing trust and let out to the poorer families of the area.

At the start of World War Two, it was decided to provide an air raid shelter for the occupants of Kensal House..

A decision was made to dig up the (beautiful) lawn between the front and rear block of the building (between the two club houses), and consequently a very large hole was dug out in the lawn. When the hole was some 20 to 30 feet deep, someone observed that if a German bomb hit the building, the buildings would collapse over the air raid shelter, and bury those sheltering in them. A panic-stricken authority immediately filled in the costly hole, and began to dig up the rear children's playground where the shelters were finally constructed. While the entrances to the two shelters were filled in at the end of W.W.2., the actual shelters still exist under the playground.

Contribution by Frank Hatton

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RobertTub
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Post by RobertTub: Farmer Street, W8

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Ian Gammons
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Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Vallie Webster
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Post by Vallie Webster: Tunis Road, W12

I visited my grandmother who lived on Tunis Road from Canada in approximately 1967-68. I remember the Rag and Bone man who came down the road with a horse and milk delivered to the door with cream on the top. I also remember having to use an outhouse in the back of the row house. No indoor plumbing. We had to have a bath in a big metal tub (like a horse trough) in the middle of the kitchen filled with boiled water on the stove. Very different from Canada. My moms madin name was Hardcastle. Interesting to see the maps. Google maps also brings the world closer.


Norman Norrington
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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

Paul Shepherd
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

Mary Harris
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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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Maria Russ
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Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

Julia elsdon
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

Debbie hobbs
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Post by Debbie hobbs : Raymede Street, W10

I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

Susan Wright
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

Brenda Jackson
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Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

LDNnews
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Wood Lane (1914)
Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=51318

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Latimer Road
Shepherd’s Bush’s New Biotech Hub Open Cell is Buzzing
Start-ups snap up affordable space in Old Laundry Yard’s shipping containers

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/default.asp?section=info&page=sbmarket031.htm

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Randolph Beresford Up for Nursery of the Year Award
Australia Road centre among five shortlisted for national prize

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/default.asp?section=info&page=beresford002.htm

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VIEW THE KENSAL TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century when it was developed as an suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show:   Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon
1950 to 1963 at 3 woodnook road, sw16:   house with gas mantles, kitchen range, bread and milk delivered by horse drawn vans.
6 East Row, W10: Scott Hatton:   Scott Hatton lived here in 1960
Admiral Blake (The Cowshed):   The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.
Ark Brunel Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ark Franklin Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bales College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 20. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bassett House School:   Bassett House School is a mixed independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Beethoven Street School:   Beethoven Street School was opened in 1881 to serve the community of the newly-built Queen's Park Estate.
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
Chamberlayne Farm:   Chamberlain (Wood) Farm developed out of the manor of Chambers, named after Richard de Camera, an early 13th century cleric.
Clayton Arms:   A pub which was situated halfway down West Row in Kensal Town.
Color Printing Works:   Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.
Dissenters’ Chapel:   The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Early Years Service at Holmfield House:   This is a children’s centre.
Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance:   Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance is the traditional starting point for the Notting Hill Carnival.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
Instituto Espanol Canada Blanch:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Islamia Primary School:   Islamia Primary School is a voluntary aided primary, Islamic faith school.
Jack of Newbury:   The Jack of Newbury stood at the corner of East Row and Kensal Road until it was bombed on 2 October 1940.
Kensal House:   There are two Kensal Houses in London W10 - this was the original
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensal Town:   Soapsuds Island
Kensington Hippodrome:   The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
Kensington Memorial Park:   
Kensington Park Hotel:   The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
La Petite Ecole Bilingue:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
La Petite Ecole Francaise:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Lads of the Village:   One of the signature public houses along Kensal Road.
Latimer AP Academy:   Academy alternative provision converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18.
Latimer Road:   A station not named after the road it stands on
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Mary Place Workhouse:   Notting Dale Workhouse stood on the site of what is now Avondale Park Gardens,
Maxilla Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Middle Row Bus Garage:   Middle Row Bus Garage was situated on the corner of Conlan Street and Middle Row, W10.
Middle Row School:   Middle Row School was established in the late 19th century to provide education to the children of Kensal New Town.
North Kensington Library:   North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
North Kensington:   North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.
Notting Dale:   From Pigs and bricks to Posh and Becks...
Notting Hill Barn Farm:   Notting Barns Farm was one of two farms in the North Kensington area.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: In the Eighteenth Century:   Chapter 3 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: St. Charles’s Ward:   Chapter 10 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
Oxford Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Portobello Arms:   The Portobello Arms was a former pub in Kensal Town, established in 1842.
Portobello Green:   Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
PPP Community School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 17.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat:   The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.
Queen’s Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Queens Park Estate:   The part of Queen's Park which is in the W10 postcode and City of Westminster, is known as the Queens Park Estate.
Queen’s Park:   
Queen’s Park Library:   Queen’s Park Library was built to improve the minds of the new Queen’s Park Estate residents.
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Saint John the Evangelist:   Saint John’s Church stands on the busy crossroads of Harrow Road, Kilburn Lane and Ladbroke Grove and on the boundaries of the London Boroughs of Brent, Kensington and the City of Westminster, in which it stands.
Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.
Sion-Manning Catholic Girls’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Charles Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
St Charles Hospital:   The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.
St Martins Mission:   Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street.
St Thomas’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Brittania:   The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.
The Eagle:   The Eagle, on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Telford Road.
The Earl Derby:   The Earl Derby stood on the corner of Southern Row and Bosworth Road.
The Flora:   The Flora is situated on Harrow Road, W10.
The Foresters:   A lost pub of London W10
The Lloyd Williamson School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 1 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.
The Plough:   From the sixteenth century onwards, the Plough stood beside the Harrow Road.
The Prince of Wales (Chilled Eskimo):   A pub in Kensal Town
The Underground Map:   The Underground Map is a project which is creating a history website for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
Thomas Jones Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Wedlake Street Baths:   In a time when most had somewhere to live but few had somewhere to wash at home, public baths were the place to go...
Western Arms:   The Western Arms was a pub situated on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Road.
Western Iron Works:   The Western Iron Works was the foundry business of James Bartle and Co.
Wilberforce Primary:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Adair Road junction with Southam Street (1932):   A wet day in London W10.
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.
Corner of Rackham Street, Ladbroke Grove (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Exmoor Street (1950):   Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1900):   This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1950):   Ladbroke Grove on the corner of St Charles Sqaure taken outside the Eagle public house, looking north, just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Ladbroke Grove railway bridge:   Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950s
Lothrop Street (1907):   2015
Rackham Street, eastern end (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Rackham Street, western end (1950):   A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
Ridler's Tyre Yard:   Ridler's Tyres was situated in a part of Blechynden Street which no longer exists
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.
St Charles Square after bombing (1950):   A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World War
St Charles Square ready for redevelopment (1951):   Photographed in 1951, the corner of St Charles Square and Ladbroke Grove looking northwest just after the Second World War.
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.
The Victoria (1920s):   The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.
Western Dwellings from below (1960s):   This photo was taken from the bottom of Southern Row steps.
William Miller's Yard:   William Miller's Yard stood in Chapel Place, West Row.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adair Road, W10 · Adair Tower, W10 · Adela Street, W10 · Admiral Mews, W10 · Aldermaston Street, W10 · Alderson Street, W10 · Allington Road, NW6 · Allington Road, W10 · Appleford House, W10 · Appleford Road, W10 · Archway Close, W10 · Athlone Gate, W10 · Avondale Park Gardens, W11 · Avondale Park Road, W11 · Balliol Road, W10 · Banister Road, W10 · Bard Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bartle Road, W11 · Bassett Road, W10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Beethoven Street, W10 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blechynden Mews, W11 · Blechynden Street, W10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bomore Road, W11 · Bonchurch Road, W10 · Bosworth Road, W10 · Bramley Mews, W10 · Bramley Road, W10 · Bramley Road, W11 · Bramley Street, W10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Briar Walk, W10 · Bridge Close, W10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Bruce Close, W10 · Brunel Mews, W10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Calverley Street, W10 · Camelford Walk, W11 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Carlisle Road, NW6 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Charlotte Mews, W10 · Chesterton Road, W10 · Chevening Road, NW6 · Compton Road, NW10 · Conlan Street, W10 · Cornwall Crescent, W11 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Creighton Road, NW6 · Crowthorne Road, W10 · Dale Row, W11 · Darfield Way, W10 · Darfield Way, W10 · Droop Street, W10 · Dulford Street, W11 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Dunmore Road, NW6 · East Mews, W10 · East Row, W10 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elgin Crescent, W11 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Embrook Street, W10 · Enbrook Street, W10 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Faraday Road, W10 · Farrant Street, W10 · Fifth Avenue, W10 · Finstock Road, W10 · Fourth Avenue, W10 · Fowell Street, W10 · Freston Road, W10 · Galton Street, W10 · Golborne Gardens, W10 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Grenfell Road, W11 · Grenfell Tower, W11 · Halstow Road, NW10 · Harrow Road, W10 · Harvist Road, NW10 · Harvist Road, NW6 · Hawthorn Walk, W10 · Hazlewood Crescent, W10 · Heather Walk, W10 · Hewer Street, W10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Humber Drive, W10 · Hurstway Walk, W11 · Huxley Street, W10 · Ilbert Street, W10 · James House Appleford Road, W10 · Kelfield Gardens, W10 · Kelfield Mews, W10 · Kempe Road, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW6 · Kensal Road, W10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Kilburn Lane, W10 · Kilravock Street, W10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Kingsdown Close, W10 · Ladbroke Crescent, W11 · Ladbroke Grove, W10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Latimer Mews, W10 · Lavie Mews, W10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Lionel Mews, W10 · Lockton Street, W10 · Lothrop Street, W10 · Malton Mews, W10 · Malton Road, W10 · Manchester Drive, W10 · Manchester Road, W10 · Maple Walk, W10 · Marne Street, W10 · Martin Street, W10 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Middle Row, W10 · Millwood Street, W10 · Milman Road, NW6 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Munro Mews, W10 · Norburn Street, W10 · Nutbourne Street, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Oliphant Street, W10 · Oxford Gardens, W10 · Pamber Street, W10 · Park Mews, W10 · Peach Road, W10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Peploe Road, NW6 · Porlock Street, W10 · Portobello Road, W10 · Rackham Street, W10 · Radnor Road, NW6 · Railway Arches, W10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Raymede Street, W10 · Regent Street, NW10 · Rillington Place, W11 · Ronan Walk, W10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rosmead Road, W11 · Runcorn Place, W11 · Ruston Mews, W11 · Saint Charles Place, W10 · Saint Charles Square, W10 · Saint Helens Gardens, W10 · Saint Josephs Close, W10 · Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 · Saint Mark’s Road, W10 · Saint Marks Place, W11 · Saint Marks Road, W10 · Saint Marks Road, W11 · Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 · Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Scampston Mews, W10 · Shalfleet Drive, W10 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Silchester Mews, W10 · Silchester Road, W10 · Silchester Street, W10 · Silchester Terrace, W10 · Sixth Avenue, W10 · Southern Row, W10 · St Andrews Square, W11 · St Charles Place, W10 · St Charles Square, W10 · St Helens Gardens, W10 · St Johns Terrace, W10 · St Laurence Close, NW6 · St Laurences Close, NW6 · St Lawrence Terrace, W10 · St Marks Close, SE10 · St Marks Road, W10 · St Marks Road, W11 · St Mark’s Close, W11 · St Mark’s Place, W11 · St Mark’s Road, W10 · St Quintin Avenue, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W11 · Stable Way, W10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Station Walk, SE6 · Station Walk, W10 · Station Walk, W11 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sycamore Walk, W10 · Symphony Mews, W10 · Telford Road, W10 · Testerton Walk, W11 · The Quadrant, W10 · Thorpe Close, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Tollbridge Close, W10 · Treadgold Street, W11 · Treverton Street, W10 · Trinity Mews, W10 · Verity Close, W11 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Wallingford Avenue, W10 · Walmer Road, W10 · Walmer Road, W11 · Warfield Road, NW10 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Wedlake Street, W10 · Wellington Road, NW10 · Wesley Square, W11 · West Row, W10 · Western Dwellings · Wheatstone Road, W10 · Whitchurch Road, W11 · Windermere Avenue, NW6 · Wornington Road, W10 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 ·
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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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